The Spider Network

The Spider Network : The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

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Shortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year!


`Will snare you in its web of deceit ... A brilliant investigative expose' - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author

`Reads like a fast-paced John le Carre thriller, and never lets up' - New York Times book review


The Spider Network is the almost-unbelievable and darkly entertaining inside account of the Libor scandal - one of the biggest, farthest-reaching financial scams since the global financial crisis - written by the only journalist with access to Tom Hayes before he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Full of exclusive details, and with ramifications that stretch right across the British establishment, this is a gripping, real-life story of outlandish characters and reckless greed in the City of London.

By turns a rollicking account of the scandal and also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, The Spider Network is a perfect read for fans of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 496 pages
  • Virgin Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753552043
  • 9780753552049

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"Anyone with an interest in financial services and in what has gone wrong will find The Spider Network compelling." -- Daniel Finkelstein * The Times * "a surprisingly human narrative ... truly memorable ... a vivid depiction of the ethos of the core financial institutions upon which the global economy depends" * New York Times * "a model of investigative financial writing... a more satisfying read than THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis" * Literary Review * "will snare you in its web of deceit, lies, corruption, manipulation and colourful characters. [a] brilliant investigative expose" * Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author * "supremely gripping ... a thrilling tour de force of reporting, revelation and reasoning ... unmissable" * Iain Martin, bestselling author of MAKING IT HAPPEN: FRED GOODWIN, RBS AND THE MEN WHO BLEW UP THE BRITISH ECONOMY *
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About David Enrich

DAVID ENRICH is the Finance Editor at the New York Times. His coverage of the Libor scandal, based partly on years of secret access to Tom Hayes and his family, won the Gerald Loeb Award for feature writing in 2016.
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3 16% (145)
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